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immigrants, immigration, immigrant communities, integration, Ontario, Canada, immigrant experiences


This research looked into the integration challenges faced by immigrants in Canadian communities, aiming to uncover the underlying factors contributing to their difficulties in assimilation. Using qualitative research methodology, characterized as a tool for social transformation, one-on-one interviews and questionnaires with six immigrants in natural settings were conducted in English and Arabic. The investigation scrutinized the social, economic, and cultural barriers impacting immigrants' successful integration into Canadian life. It explores how immigrants naturally gravitate towards communities with shared backgrounds, questioning the extent to which they can truly blend in. Government efforts and settlement programs are examined as critical avenues for immigrant support. Highlighting the mental and social challenges post-immigration, the study underscores the role of social work in effecting positive change. Research questions sought to comprehend immigrants' struggles and evaluate the efficacy of existing programs, laying the groundwork for a comprehensive examination of immigrant integration complexities in Canada. The findings aspire to inform the development of tailored plans and policies aimed at facilitating immigrants' seamless integration into Canadian society, fostering inclusivity and cohesion.


Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies (FAHCS)


Bachelor of Social and Community Development

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Hind, K. (2024). Resilience amid adversity: Immigrant communities finding strength in unity [unpublished poster]. Sheridan College.